15/2957R, SATB divisi, $2.65
Date Released: 2011
Excerpted from Mark’s “Gloria”, an extended work for chorus, mixed quartet and orchestra, “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” is the first movement of this festive work for Christmastide, but may be programmed throughout the year. Hayes uses the traditional liturgical text, voicing it both in Latin and English. This robust and dramatic piece shows Hayes at his most creative – incorporating energetic melodies, mixed meters, fugal sections, delicate chant-like sections and a soaring duet between soprano and tenor soloists. It is scored with cinematic breadth and depth and is available for both full and chamber orchestras. Hayes’ contemporary classicism will delight your singers and audience alike.